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I would appreciate some help with some troubles I am having with a new build. First off, I am not really an experienced computer builder. Not really a complete neophyte either, but the purpose of this build was partially to learn about this stuff. The Basic configuration of my system is as follows, all new:

MoBo - ASUS Maximus IV Extreme p67
Chip - i5 2500K
Ram - Samxung DDR3L 1600Mbps 16 GB
Boot Drive - Samsung 830, 256GB SSD
PSU - Corsair AX 1200 Gold
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium
GPU - 2 X GTX 480 SLi

So the build has never really been that stable, even at stock clocks. The first day I built it it crashed out of windows and shut itself down hard. "OK" I thought, probably just a driver issue or something, as I had not had a chance to update everything yet. But that was a sign of things to come, because it has never ran for more than 8 hours without some Issue. My antivirus software turned itself on and off, desktop gadgets dissappear and crash, strange lockups where I can move the mouse around, but cant interact with anything, and can't bring up the Task Manager. Stubbornly, I persisted in playing with stuff hoping the culprit would be revealed. All drivers updated, latest BIOS updated, everything current. Clocked it up to 4GHZ and it acted fine, stress tested it for 3 hours with Prime95, all good. Left it on Prime95, woke up in the morning to see it had crashed with the familiar lockup where i can move the mouse, but nothing else. Restarted and set the bios back to default, and suddenly windows is so hosed it wont boot into it. Startup repair can't find the problem. Then a while later it wont detect my Samsung SSD at all, it's completely gone from the BIOS. I unplug the SSD SATA from the Marvell controller on the MOBO, and into to the Intel one and the drive is back in the BIOS but windows is still hosed. So now I am reinstalling windows on an old WD disk drive I have so I can at least get into that to continue.

So I'm pretty confused, I go back and forth blaming the MOBO and the SSD, but don't really know enough to rule anything out. If anyone has some guidance for me it would be great, I don't even know which technical support team I should start with first. Remember, I know just enough to be dangerous, and have enough unfounded confidence to try anything, but there is probably some novice stuff I don't know so starting simple would be good. Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 5
I'm probably not the most experianced guy to be giving advice, but heres my to cents. rolleyes.gif
dont bother using the marvell controller, had problems with it myself. mad.gif
when setting up the pc, start by only using one GPU, had problems myself recently setting up a second GPU after clean install, found it was better to get everything sorted with one, then put the second one in afterwards.
dont overclock untill you have it running fine as standard.
notice you didnt mention anything about an aftermarket cooler, you still running the stock one? if your going to overclock i'd recomend getting an aftermarket one.
when you first start the PC have as little plugged into it as possible and get it running ok first then pulg things in one at a time.
thats about all i can suggest without seeing it tongue.gif
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I'm probably not the most experianced guy to be giving advice, but heres my to cents. rolleyes.gif
dont bother using the marvell controller, had problems with it myself. mad.gif
when setting up the pc, start by only using one GPU, had problems myself recently setting up a second GPU after clean install, found it was better to get everything sorted with one, then put the second one in afterwards.
dont overclock untill you have it running fine as standard.
notice you didnt mention anything about an aftermarket cooler, you still running the stock one? if your going to overclock i'd recomend getting an aftermarket one.
when you first start the PC have as little plugged into it as possible and get it running ok first then pulg things in one at a time.
thats about all i can suggest without seeing it tongue.gif
hopefully good...
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2500K Asus Sabertooth p67 MSI Frozr iii 6950n PE MSI Frozr iii6950n PE 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ crucial M4 WD Caviar Green Custom water build 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit will look up name when i get home x3 Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Corsair HX 850W ATX2.2 
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Coolermaster HAF X  Logitech G700 Razer Goliathus Alpha Control Fragged 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit will look up name when i get home x3 Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Corsair HX 850W ATX2.2 
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Sorry about double post, stupid work computers, soooooo out of date! tongue.gif
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit will look up name when i get home x3 Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Corsair HX 850W ATX2.2 
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Thanks for the reply. I think you hit the nail on the head with the Marvell controller. Since I switched to the Intel one my fresh install has been stable all night at stock clocks and no funny business. And I get what you mean about not OCing until it's stable, but I guess I just wanted to see if it would make matters worse and perhaps point me in the right direction. It didn't because I' m pretty sure it was the Marvell all along. I suppose constantly dropping the SSD offline in the middle of a session a dozen times was enough to really break windows. Thanks for taking a stab at my crazy question. Since it seems stable now I guess it's time to start working my clock up and see what happens.

Oh, and I am running a Thermaltake Water cooler for the chip. Never saw temps above 54C. Once again, thanks!
Edited by P and Q - 3/31/12 at 9:03am
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